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SC expects holiday travel to drop

COLUMBIA — High unemployment and rising gas prices could mean fewer South Carolina residents are traveling this holiday season. AAA Carolinas says its experts expect more than 1.2 million South Carolinians to get out on the state's highways during the 12-day holiday that begins Dec. 23. Th...

12/23/09 - 5:24am

Atlanta rapper leaves prison

ATLANTA — Atlanta rapper T.I. has been released from a federal prison in Arkansas and is headed to a halfway house in Georgia. A lawyer for T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., said the rapper was released this morning. T.I. began serving his sentence of a year and a day for illegal ...

12/22/09 - 8:46pm

Charleston fire station modifies nativity display, puts it back up

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina fire station that removed a nativity display after a complaint has put it back up after adding other holiday decorations. The Charleston Fire Department announced today that one of its stations has modified its holiday display to comply with U.S. Supreme Cou...

12/22/09 - 8:02pm

One woman dead, another in custody after fatal stabbing

A woman died this afternoon after being stabbed during an altercation in Cherry Tree Crossing housing project, and the Richmond County Sheriff’s department said they have another woman in custody as a suspect. Lt. Scott Peebles said Courtney Smith, 18, is facing a murder charge in the death of...

12/22/09 - 6:18pm

ASU stays put in Division II basketball poll

Augusta State checked in at No. 3 in the latest edition of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II men's poll, released this afternoon. The Jaguars (9-0) remain behind No. 1 Central Missouri (10-0) and No. 2 Florida Southern (9-0). While Augusta State stayed in third place, t...

12/22/09 - 6:20pm

Group says Trexler family owes $250,000 for care of horses

COLUMBIA — Animal advocates say the family of a former South Carolina agriculture official owes them more than $250,000 for caring for dozens of starved horses.

12/22/09 - 6:20pm

Secretary of state leaving office to focus on run for governor

ATLANTA — Karen Handel said today that she will step down as secretary of state to focus on her bid to become Georgia's first female governor.

12/22/09 - 3:57pm

Poker-playing priest from Aiken loses out on $1 million prize

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina priest missed the $1 million top prize in a poker tournament to be televised this weekend, but he won $100,000 for his church and he hopes his participation gives viewers a "fun twist" on their perceptions of the priesthood.

12/22/09 - 5:30pm

McDuffie man hit wrong house with firebomb, authorities say

THOMSON, Ga. - Authorities say Robert Holt, 25, wanted to get back at his old girlfriend by throwing a Molotov cocktail through the window of her home. But he got the wrong house. He is being held today without bond, charged with throwing the firebomb through the window of a Dell Drive house on Su...

12/22/09 - 1:13pm

Shooting victim is identified

The victim in the shooting on Augusta's Sixth Avenue this morning has been tentatively identified as Charles Rodriquez Harris, 41, with no known address. The Richmond County Coroner’s Office, it is trying to notify any next of kin of Mr. Harris. Arrest records indicate that he might also h...

12/22/09 - 9:44pm
 
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